Sidel’s aseptic Combi Predis FMa technology—which combines PET bottle blowing, filling, and capping in a single system—is now available in a high-speed version that handles up to 48,000 bottles/hr for small containers of up to 700 ml. Supplied by Sidel Inc., Norcross, Ga., the line is suited to aseptic bottling of any kind of beverages, whether low- or high-acid, from fruit juices to carbonated soft drinks to long-shelf-life milk.
The system uses dry decontamination in which hydrogen peroxide vapor is sprayed inside PET preforms. This approach does not require any water, and creates no effluent, saving a reported 250 m³ of water and 200 liters of chemicals used daily on a traditional aseptic bottling line.
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